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Old 10-29-2006, 04:03 PM   #1
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Western Digital My Book Ext3 format reports "Ext3-fs: Journal inode is deleted"


My problem is that my 500 GB hard drive lost its journal and i cant get it to mount ext3, it mounts fine as ext2 which wouldnt be a problem except that i have to type a bunch of stuff in to mount it rather then just plug the drive in. So my question is, Is there a way to restore the journal or change the drive so ubuntu thinks its a ext2 drive?
 
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yedah, you can force a convert back to ext3 with "tune2fs -j /dev/hda1" for example. this simply adds a journal back on again and doesn't touch anything else at all. of course as there was already a journal makes this a potentially non-standard scenario but i've no reason to think it'd cause any problems just adding another one back on.
 
Old 10-31-2006, 03:34 PM   #3
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problem is when i try that i get the message filesystem already has a journal

any other ideas its driving me crazy
 
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if you add the -f option you'll ignore the existing journal, or rather the has_journal option on the filesystem attributes. check the tune2fs manpage for more details.
 
  


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